CAA Weekly News Update – 16th September

You are invited to watch the International Actuarial Association‘s webinar on 27th September from 7:00-8:00am EDT/AST as Birgit Kaiser, of the German Association of Actuaries, and the CAA’s Lisa Wade present on Real-life Experiences of Standard Setting.
Stay tuned for the Financial Services Commission of Jamaica’s webinar, Actuarial Valuation Results: What Do They Mean For Your Pension Plan? 10:00-11:00am EST on 29th September. The webinar will be presented by the CAA’s Constance Hall.

Check out The New Actuary: Interview with Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, on our social media pages.

Barbados’ PM Mia Mottley recently spoke before the US House Committee on Financial Services on When Banks Leave: The Impacts of De-Risking on the Caribbean and Strategies for Ensuring Financial Access (3:41)

Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team of Tonya Manning, Marjorie Ngwenya, Lesley Traverso and Mitesh Sheth presents on 21st September. Kudzai Chigiji and other friends of the CAA are also included in the Programme.

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Interesting Reading:

Upcoming Events:

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, takes place next year in Sydney, Australia and there are several ways to be involved:

So, you think you can selfie? In celebration of the ICA2023 theme, Bridge to Tomorrow, there’s a competition! Take a selfie in front of your favourite bridge and you could win 2 tickets to BridgeClimb Sydney or a Gift Voucher of equal value. Details Here.

The IAA and its partner actuview are pleased to announce the 1st Young Actuaries World Cup (YAWC). YAWC welcomes all actuaries and students under the age of 35 years old to create a short video expressing their views on how the profession can be advanced in the future along the journey on the Bridge to Tomorrow. The four finalists will compete for the championship title at the International Congress of Actuaries in Sydney. To learn more about this exciting initiative, visit the YAWC webpage.

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support facilitating the participation of interested candidates complying with the characteristics of the bursary selection process. Bursaries will be allocated at the discretion of the IAA Advice & Assistance ICA 2023 Bursary Task Force and may be for only part of the expected costs. Applications are closed.

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Thought for Today:

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Barbados NIS:

Results of the latest IFRS 17 Survey, conducted by the CAA’s Life Insurance Committee, are available on the Resources page of our website.

Solving the Ageing Population Crisis in the Caribbean, with speakers including Derek Osborne, is available to watch on the Central Bank of Barbados’ YouTube channel.

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Your News Team: Mike, Betty, Lindsay Pedro & Shubhash

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Weekly Update – February 9

Hello Everyone,

Our insurance actuaries in Trinidad & Tobago are all focused on the Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2020 which, after years in gestation, has finally come to fruition. Those who have not yet been transitioning have a great deal of catching up to do.

We reviewed the latest actuarial magazines and webinar offerings and here’s what we thought we should share.

Of critical interest to STUDENTS is this on the SOA’s website, Prometric Testing Centers – Answers to Your Questions. Many students were at a loss regarding what to do when the SOA’s new exam policy intersected with COVID-9 restrictions. The CAS also gave an update on exams: Letter to Candidates from the CAS President and CEO Regarding CAS Exams.  Also from the SOA are SOA Professionalism Courses – Changing gears after 30 years and 2021 Student Research Case Study Challenge.

The IAA recently held a 3-part mini-series on Risk-based Financial Management and Supervision, in collaboration with the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). One module, Using Actuarial Reports – Getting the Added Value, was presented by Britta Hay and Stuart Wason. Recordings of these and other IAA webinars are available on their YouTube channel.

Also recently published by the IAA is their Discussion Paper, Pension Fund ESG Risk Disclosures: Developing Global Practice, produced by members drawn from the Resource and Environment Working Group and Pension and Employee Benefits Committee.

From the Actuarial Review Understanding Threats: Gray Swans, Black Elephants, and Butterflies (Oh My!).  Understanding the different characteristics of threats can help actuaries better understand how extreme events can affect their work.

In The Actuary (North America) we read A Quantum Walk Through Actuarial Science.

Actuview announced that they have hit the 10,000 registered viewers milestone and now have over 1,000 videos available. Sessions from our 2020 Conference as well as some sessions from 2018 and 2019 are available on Actuview.

We’ve seen several of our members move from insurance companies to banks in recent years. The CIA has launched a new portal, Seeing Beyond Risk, for articles and stories about Canada’s actuaries and the Canadian actuarial profession, though many articles are of interest to non-Canadians. There’s one on banking:  The Banking Industry and Actuaries: Closing the Gaps.  The IFoA continues to promote actuaries in banking with Banking Lifelong Learning case studies. Keeping on the non-traditional path, The Actuary also included an article on providing insurance for small farmers, Microinsurance: Collective gains.

 Louise Pryor, IFoA’s President Elect, spoke on Climate Change at our 2020 Conference. Have a look at Louise’s “Talking Sustainability” series on the IFoA website. From the new issue of CAS’ Actuarial Review we read Social Justice and the Actuary: What’s Next?

As COVID-19 forces us more and more online we must become more and more Internet savvy. In The Actuary (UK) we looked at  Insurance and social media: Keyboard worriers. You might also be interested in the SOA’s Cloud Computing Webcast on 25th February. And, of course, we can’t go online without being fully aware of cyber threats. Zyber Global Centre’s February Newsletter gave a rundown of The Worst Cyber Threats of 2020.

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Stay safe and be happy,

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

News Update – December 11

Dear Colleagues,

We took a break for our Virtual Conference. We hope that you were able to attend and that you enjoyed all the sessions. We wish to keep the dialogue going, especially on the current topics and the thought-provoking presentations.  The CAA thanks the participants, presenters, sponsors and organisers.

All presentations are now available on actuview. All members have been given access codes. If you are unable to recall your code then please search your inbox for “your actuview code”.

We also have quite a few presentations that were pre-recorded as we could not fit them all in the live sessions. We would appreciate your feedback to share with those presenters.

I have deliberately left out weekend reading as I encourage everyone to explore our sessions.

Enjoy your weekend.

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Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.